Our FileMaker Business Alliance partner 24U is participating in a competition called "Green-Tech Pioneers” and we would ask you to help to support their project.
It is a project of two brothers from Netherlands who with the cooperation of 24U using the FileMaker platform have created the world’s first mobile system for automated planting.
It is a system that is able to fully automate the process of plant growing and you don’t need more than a few light “greenhouse” tubes and your own ideal recipe for growing the best tomatoes, paprikas or some exotic spices. You can just seed, connect a fertilizer tank, set up the parameters, and then you just watch your smart phone and see how your plants are growing up in any room, building, greenhouse, o wherever else depending on what and how much of that you want to grow. Even in your cellar or on Mars (a few years later).
Thanks to this system, you can cultivate anything in any place in the world. Tomatoes grown in desert, strawberries in a cellar? This system will make it reality. The plants grow in cells for which you simply set up all the environmental conditions and growth processes. Light amounts necessary for the growth, temperature, how often it should be watered and fertilized. You make the perfect conditions and your unique growing recipe and then just watch how the work gets done.
Planting will be made not only more efficient and cheaper but also more ecological with this system. At the time when population is growing faster than food production, climate changes harm food production and make it more expensive, mass usage of pesticides damages nature, harms our health, and kills bees, and the need to deliver food thousands of kilometers far pollutes our air, being able to grow healthy and nutritious groceries is invaluable. Is it possible to not support such project?
You can find more information about this way of planting, called City Farming, at http://24usw.com/gpcf
You can support the project at http://24usw.com/gpvt - vote by clicking on the "Stem" button. When you are finished with your voting, the button “Stem” will disappear. 24U has also prepared a quick voting guide for you, which you can find at http://24usw.com/gpgd
Please don’t hesitate, you can vote only till the Sunday, the 10th of December!